Powdered, sprinkled, filled or glazed—whatever your preference, doughnuts are a sweet confection you can rarely refuse, and more couples are choosing to serve them in creative ways at their wedding. Add a doughnut wall to your reception space for easy access and insanely cool photo ops, or swap a traditional wedding cake for tiered trays of doughnuts your guests will love. Bring this fried-dough fave front and center at your wedding with one of these irresistible ideas.
1. Old-Fashioned TreatsCasey Fatchett Photography
Serve your guests a timeless confection with old-fashioned doughnuts covered in sweet glaze or sugar crystals.
From: An Eclectic, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Deity in Brooklyn, New York
2. Doughnut Towers
Stack them high, because doughnuts are a great addition to your dessert table that your guests (young and old) will eat right up.
From: A DIY Wedding in Edwardsville, Illinois
3. Doughnuts on WheelsAllison Maxwell Photography
Search your area for local vendors who can offer fresh, hot doughnuts to your guests from a festive food truck.
From: An Elegant Autumn Wedding at Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery in Delaplane, Virginia
4. Cronut Confections
This doughnut-croissant hybrid is still in high demand, and it’s relatively new to the wedding scene. You can’t go wrong with a treat that’s half croissant and half doughnut, especially at a brunch reception.
From: A Modern Loft Wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York
5. Assorted TraysMae Small Photography
Offer guests a variety of doughnut flavors (like chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, cinnamon and powdered) for a dessert bar that will appease everyone’s fried dough preference.
From: A Simple, Romantic Wedding at A View in Fontenelle Hills in Bellevue, Nebraska
6. Doughnut WallEmbrace Life Photography
The doughnut wall trend has taken social media by storm. Join in on the fun with a doughnut wall of your own at your reception.
From: A Garden-Inspired Beach Wedding at Adamson House in Malibu, California
7. Cake SubstitutionMatoli Keely Photography
If you want an alternative spin on your wedding cake, ditch the tiers for a doughnut tower. Don’t skip the crowd-pleasing classics, of course, but don’t be afraid to go bold with your selections (can you say maple bacon?).
From: A Classy, Minimalist Wedding at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia
8. Doughnuts and CookiesRobyn Van Dyke Photography
Mix in different kinds of tasty treats like chocolate chip cookies and doughnuts for a sweetness overload at your dessert bar.
From: An Urban-Meets-Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Wedding at Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina
9. Doughnuts on a StickNbarrett Photography
Set up a doughnut dessert bar no one will be able to get enough of.
From: A Rustic, Whimsical Wedding at Golden Homestead in Golden, Texas
10. Sprinkled DoughnutsNancy Ray Photography
Sprinkles make everything better, so make sure to add a few sprinkled doughnuts to your wedding dessert table for a pop of color.
From: A Garden-Inspired Beach Wedding at Caribbean Jewel in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
11. Doughnuts on DisplayJaye Kogut Photography
Take a spin on the classic doughnut wall by hanging them from hooks. You’ll love how the chic setup works with your modern wedding theme, and your guests will love the taste.
From: A Fun, Colorful Wedding at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey
12. Doughnut DécorSuzy Goodrick Photography
Take your doughnuts beyond the dessert table and incorporate them into your wedding décor. Spread them out around your reception space for a tasty treat that’s never out of reach.
From: A Rustic Mountain Wedding at the Paseo in Apache Junction, Arizona
13. Doughnut HolesThe Brauns
Serve up trays of doughnut holes as a late-night snack at your reception. Your guests will appreciate the sweet pick-me-up and be back out on the dance floor in no time.
From: A Bright, Modern Wedding at Pallet23 in Cincinnati, Ohio